Unlike our neighbors to the East and West, Jamestown is an Island lost
in time. What you will not find here are strip malls, traffic lights, congestion,
franchises, or hustle and bustle. What you will find is a New England
seaside village atmosphere offering miles of beautiful coast, a stretch
of beach at the end of a deep cove, three waterfront parks, a world class marina and great places
to eat. For additional information about our Island, we encourage you to read the articles in Yankee Magazine and The Boston Globe.
Our small town quality of life, and strong sense of community, can be found a scenic 10 minute drive from Newport and the Naval Base. In an era of big box stores, the
Island still has a local hardware store, pharmacy, florist and
market, all located in the Village. We even have an authentic Italian wood fired pizza/bakery.
For information on Jamestown Schools: compare the ratings to neighboring towns on GreatSchools.org:
(Melrose PreK-4) or (Lawn 5-8), and visit the Jamestown Schools website for photos and details. Additionally, we are pleased that Bloomberg Businessweek magazine featured Jamestown in an article titled The Best Places to Raise Kids 2013. One small town from each state was chosen, and Jamestown was selected for Rhode Island.
You may also want to read the Letters to the Editor of the Jamestown Press, our free weekly newspaper, from War College families who
rented a home through Island Realty. (Letter 1, Letter 2, and